Usman Khawaja smashed his second century in three matches as Australia thrashed India by 35 runs in their firth and final ODI to seal a come-from-behind 3-2 series victory.
The Men in Blue were bowled out on 237 in the series decider at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Wednesday.
Opener Khawaja strengthened his claim for a place in the Australian squad for upcoming World Cup with an elegant hundred to steer Australia to 272 for 9.
Adam Zampa (3-46) and his fellow bowlers then skittled India for 237 in exactly 50 overs to register their third successive win in the five-match series as Australia overcame a 0-2 deficit.
Notably, it is the first ODI series win for Australia since January 2017 and the fourth on Indian soil, the last coming in 2009. It was India’s first loss in an ODI series at home since 2015 when they lost 3-2 to South Africa.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Many congratulations Australia on playing some brilliant cricket and coming back from being 2-0 down and winning the series. Great Team effort. #INDvAUS
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) March 13, 2019
Just woke to see the Aussies got up in the 5th ODI 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 massive series win. Congratulations to @AaronFinch5 and JL. Exactly what they needed leading into World Cup 🇦🇺🇮🇳🏏
— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) March 13, 2019
Great effort by Australia to come from being 2-0 behind and to win the series. This series loss will hurt India badly and they will have to address concerns before the World Cup. Many congratulations to Australia once again #IndvAus
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) March 13, 2019
Well won @CricketAus! Showed immense character and skills to come from being 2-0 down and take the series 3-2. Doesn't matter who India played. A series win to remember for long. Well played!
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) March 13, 2019
India now becomes the only side to lose an ODI series (of five or more matches) on two occasions after leading 2-0#IndvAus
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) March 13, 2019
This is also India's first ODI series defeat at home under the leadership of Virat Kohli. #INDvsAUS
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) March 13, 2019
Looks to me like the Aussies might be just getting something going at the right time …. #CWC19 !!!
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 13, 2019
Teams who have come back from 2-0 down to win an ODI series 3-2:
SOUTH AFRICA v Pakistan, 2003
BANGLADESH v Zimbabwe, 2005
PAKISTAN v India, 2005
SOUTH AFRICA v England, 2016
— ICC (@ICC) March 13, 2019